This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks Vol. 27
Feel Like A Stranger, Brown Eyed Women, The Same Thing, Loose Lucy, Memphis Blues, Row Jimmy, Let It Grow Shakedown Street, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Jam-> Dark Star*-> All Along The Watchtower-> Stella Blue-> Good Lovin', E: Casey Jones
Okay, so what gives? Why does Rhino pull all the soundboards from being downloaded? So they can have more commercial releases.
Then why do they still allow the posting of audience shows of commercially released CD's? It's not very smart business.
Who is going to pay a primo price for a primo show if they can get it for free? That's right. No one.
Economics 101 was obviously not taken by the numbnuts who are in charge. It's a real simple concept; supply = demand. If your supply is free, there is no demand. DUH!!!
Anyway, as with all the shows that I've heard that have been commercially release, there is a reason they have been released. It's usually because they kick ass. DP 27 is no exception. Sweet ass show.
Download it, buy it from dead.net, stream it. Good, solid show. Peace and hang loose.
March 20, 2006 Subject:
Yeah..this one is in my HD...Now can you dig that sucker!
I was at this show and let me say, this was the tightest, cleanest show I had heard the Dead play that whole year. My friends and I toured that year..there were good shows and not so good shows up until this one. A lot of people were tired & feeling a little disapointed w/ the previous shows not to mention most of us got stuck in the blizzard after Denver. But when they came out on stage there was a buzz and no denying the electricty (as cheesy as that sounds)that flowed through the band and straight into us. Every member in the band that night hit each note, each chorus on que, Jerry actually remembered the words to all the songs. I remember being in the hallway next to the speakers and stopped dancing to look around and what I saw was beautiful..Every single person was up and dancing..the ones that shocked me the most were the groups of people who weren't on tour anymore to hear their favorite band..only to hang out & get high. But even they were dancing & shouting & clapping..people who weren't at the show might look at the set list and think it wasn't all that spectacular until the 2nd set. All I can say is it was definitely one of those shows you just had to be at to truly understand and appreciate their performance. That SHAKEDOWN ST was just sick, Jerry & Bobby going at it feeding off the other and the guitar towards the end and that was Bobby! I don't know the last time I heard Bobby step up and experiement. Anyway, I truly feel blessed to have been a part of that night especially getting in off a miracle ticket, one of 4 miracles I got that day and was able to return the favor to others. Instead of miracling my friends I gave the tickets to those I hadn't seen in a show in ages who I felt lost the faith and the reason why we were there in the first place...the Music. What a show to be at and have some faith restored! This night will forever be etched in my head. Thanks for a truly unforgetable insanely increadable experience!!!!!
April 13, 2005 Subject:
This was indeed a good show. I was there, in the stands on Jerry side.
The second set of this show has to rank in the top five shows I've attended. It was a trip seeing all these heads screaming at the top of their lungs when they busted out Casey Jones for the encore. I remember being bummed out that I didn't psyche for the show. This is the best recording of set II on this site so far. Too bad the same lineage isn't available for set I.
The other top four shows I've attended must include my first 9-30-88, 10-27-91, 10-31-91, and 6-17-94. I was very lucky to have caught the Dead during my young adulthood. The imprint they left with me will be lifelong...
"I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines..."
April 13, 2005 Subject:
peak experience from winter tour 1992
I know. I rode that beast the whole way through. If I told you about all that went down during that run, well...
By spring we racked up 11 shows in a row at the Oakland Coliseum...there are other sweet and strong performances from that time as well, like the welcome-home warmth on 12/11, the onset of the Darkstar on the 12th, Carlos and the Chinese New Year show on 1/26/93 (that one was overrated if you ask me,) or that whole batch of new songs during the Mardi Gras run, and Ornette's contribuion on 2/23/93...
Everyone who hung around for all the shows seemed to agree that this was the point at which the tour became ripe with the kind of energy we all hope for. Here it is, vibe it for yourself.
Anticipation was high. Jerry's people had had to cancel the Oregon Field Trip Anniversary shows in Eugene in August and the whole east coast fall tour that year due to "health problems" and we all wept a collective sigh of relief when tour was again announced for December out west.
We started in the mountains in Denver where we heard 'Rain' and on through the blizzard, (we were some of the lucky ones who made it in time for the first night in Tempe,) to the desert and the warmth of 'Here Comes Sunshine'...Oakland proved to be quite a playground for the kids who dance and, well you know. Darkstar was initiated on the 12th and came to fruition on the 16th. I was lucky to be able to be at almost every show during the last great revival of the dead (IMO '89 - '93) and I wouldn't steer you wrong. I know they say "Never Trust A Prankster", but this time is different. Check it all out, it was a wonderful time out of time, get an earfull, shop around, then come back and listen to this show again.
If you are in the right state of mind, (and even if you are not,) you will probably feel what I mean. Turn the lights down low, turn the bass up high, light some kind of fire and let the sound move through you. I'll meet you somewhere in there between the dark and light...
peace and blessings unto you, namaste
April 8, 2005 Subject:
I was supposed to be at my graduation on this night. BFA Photography. This sounds great, really nice mix. I just noticed this as the most recently added show, I'll always remember the date. My Mom was bummed, but I had to go. Took my last final and ran out to the car and drove from Phoenix. Got to see JGB at the Warfield the next night. Thanks for the upload.